Clear all tomato foliage
Once you’ve eked out all you can from your tomato plants, it’s time for a clear out. Pick off any last remaining green tomatoes and ripen them in a bag on the counter in the kitchen, take out canes and give them a wash, then chuck all the old foliage on the compost heap. If your plants have had any pathogenic diseases this year, then discard foliage in with council waste. The same applies to compost – if it’s healthy used compost, reuse it on borders or on the allotment but if soil-borne disease has been present, throw it away.